Nonresident Hound Hunter Information / Application

2022 Permit Application Period: November 15 to December 1, 2021

2022 Hound Hunter Draw Results are available!

Successful applicants have been notified by email, and can now log into their accounts to purchase all of their 2022 licenses. All applicants can check their draw status by logging into their account at

NEW Information:

We’ve made it easier to apply for a nonresident Hound Hunter permit!

Applications must be received at the Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters office no later than December 1, 2021 however, license and permit fees are no longer required when submitting an application. Any fees received with the application will be returned to the applicant, and will not be used for the purchase of any permit or license.

Applicants that are successful in drawing a Nonresident Hound Hunter permit will be notified, and can then log into their customer account at to purchase their permit, and required hunting license. To quickly receive your draw status notifications, be sure to create your GoOutdoorsIdaho customer account, and add your email address to your profile.

How to Apply:

Download the 2022 Nonresident Hound Hunter Application

You may submit your application by:

  • Emailing it us at,
  • Faxing it to us at 208-334-2148, ATTN: LICENSES (Please note that our fax line may be intermittently unavailable due to a building move), or
  • Mailing it to us at:

Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Attn: Hound Hunter Permit Application

P.O. Box 25

Boise, ID  83707

Applicants may apply with a partner; only one application per person or group will be accepted.

A second choice is optional.  Single or group applications that are unsuccessful for their first permit choice will be entered into a second choice drawing automatically, provided the second choice permit applied for has not been filled.

If you are successful in drawing a Hound Hunter permit, you will be notified, and can then purchase your hunting license and Hound Hunter permit online at, by phone at 1-800-554-8685, at any Idaho license vendor, or any IDFG Regional Office.

Applications that are received after December 1, 2021 will be declared void and will not be included in the drawing.

Permit Areas

Statewide Permit

Valid in all units
70 permits available

Selway Zone

Valid in units 16A, 17, 19, 20 (excludes Unit 17-1)
40 permits available

Selway Zone - Unit 17-1

Valid in unit 17-1 only. This hunt area is defined as that portion of unit 17 South of the following boundary: Beginning at the junction of the Unit 17 boundary and Forest Service Trail 24, then west along Forest Service Trail 24 to the Selway River, then north along the Selway River to Forest Service Trail 40, then southwest along Forest Service Trail 40 to Forest Service Trail 3, then west along Forest Service Trail 3 to the Unit 17 boundary. 
6 permits available

Lolo Zone

Units 10 and 12 only
Unlimited permits

Middle Fork Zone

Units 20A, 26, and 27 only
Unlimited permits

Permits for the Middle Fork and Lolo zones are unlimited and can be purchased beginning December 1, 2021.

Any permits left over after the drawing will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning December 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time.  Leftover permits, as well as Middle Fork and Lolo permits, can be purchased online at, by phone at 1-800-554-8685, at any Idaho license vendor, or any IDFG Regional Office.